Andrea Musa is a Croatian visual artist and her body of work includes painting, installations, photography and writing. Her work draws on the human experience, concepts of time and space and is inspired by her observation of a constantly moving material world, philosophy and her relationship to nature. Musa is interested in focusing on the senses, the perceptive aspects of Time in a natural environment and the different temporalities characterizing the natural systems.
Andrea Musa was born in Frankfurt/M, Germany. She graduated with a degree in Painting from the Assenza Academy in Basel, Switzerland in 2002 and received her Master of Law at the University of Split, Croatia in 2007. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including two first-place awards for graphic design and visual communications (DURH 1998 project and Hypo Jazz Festival Split 2000) and several painting awards: First prize for painting awarded by the Croatian Olympic Committee (Olympic Sports and Art Contest) on the occasion of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece; “14th Public and Private Award” (14th "Public and Private - International juried Art Exhibition 2016"); “Iva Vranekovic Painting Award” at the 4th Biennial of Painting, Zagreb, Croatia, 2017. Musa represented the Republic of Croatia at the following exhibitions: The International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy in 2003; United Nations in New York in 2006; The Jordan Festival in Amman in 2009 at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Jordan. Since 1998 she has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally, and she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Centre International des Récollets and Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. From 2003 until 2009 Musa worked on various projects focusing on themes of intercultural dialogue, as a member and one of the founders of the international artistic group called Connecting-Art, a joint platform including artists from France, Greece, Northern Ireland, USA, Jordan, Senegal, Egypt, Brazil and Croatia. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists and Croatian Freelance Artists' Association. Her work is held in public and private collections in Jordan, Reunion island/France, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Canada, USA, Germany, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Croatia. She lives and works in Split, Croatia.
- 2018 Salty Air III, Krsto Hegedušić Gallery, Petrinja, Croatia (upcoming)
- 2018 Salty Air II, Karas Gallery, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia (upcoming)
- 2018 The world keeps moving, Sv. Krševan Gallery, Šibenik, Croatia
- 2018 Design District Zagreb : Andrea Musa & Grgur Akrap, 3.14 Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
- 2018 Parallel realities, Vinkovci Municipal Museum, Slavko Kopač Gallery, Vinkovci, Croatia // with I.Puljic
- 2017 Salty Air, Studio 21 Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2015 Time-Space-Links, Aluminij Gallery, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina // with V.M.Davidenko
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Milotic Gallery, Pula, Croatia
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Hvar Heritage Museum, Zvijezda mora Gallery, Town of Hvar, Island of Hvar, Croatia
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Antun Gojak Town Gallery, Makarska, Croatia
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2015 Faces of Earth, Branimir Dešković Gallery Of Fine Arts, Town of Bol, Island of Brač // with B.Ridicki and J.Barisic
- 2015 Faces of Earth, Fort George Gallery, Town of Vis, Island of Vis // with B.Ridicki and J.Barisic
- 2013 Ninety-Two Days, Kapetanova kula Gallery, Zadar, Croatia
- 2011 Without a Point B, Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2009 The Mysteries #2, Turnac Town Gallery, Novi Vinodolski, Croatia
- 2008 The Mysteries #1, Kula Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2007 Between day and night, Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2004 Forms of light, Matica hrvatska Gallery, Citluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 2004 Forms of light, Arts Conservation Institute Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2003 The sensation of colour between darkness and light, Matica hrvatska Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2018 Nin Archaeological Museum, Nin, Croatia, Manifestations of Space II - 4 person exh. // with B.Ridicki, J.Barisic and T.Barr ::: 2018 Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia, AIR4 - international group exhibition ::: 2018 Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Manifestations of Space - 4 person exh. // with B.Ridicki, J.Barisic and T.Barr ::: 2018 4th Biennial of Painting, Varaždin Municipal Museum, Galerija starih i novih majstora, Varaždin, Croatia, Contemporary Croatian Painting Scene Overview ::: 2017 4th Biennial of Painting + Extended Painting Prague, Mestrovic Pavilion – Home of Croatian Visual Artists, Zagreb, Croatia, Contemporary Croatian Painting Scene Overview ::: 2017 Almayer Gallery, Zadar, Croatia, Ocean Sea – 4 person exh. // with B.Ridicki, J.Barisic and C.Weck ::: 2017 Old Town Hall, Split, Croatia, Zemaljski raj, HULU [Curator: Ivor Igrec] ::: 2015 39th Split Salon, Representations of Split, Split, Croatia [Curators: Bozo Kesic, Dalibor Prancevic, Boris Situm] ::: 2013 2nd Biennale Of painting + Vienna Calling, Mestrovic Pavilion - Home of Croatian Visual Artists /Ring Gallery, Barrel Gallery, Expanded Media Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia ::: 2012 Small Format Art Salon, Zvonimir Gallery, Solin, Croatia ::: 2011 International NUS exhibition/ invitation, Akvarij-Bacvice, Split, Croatia ::: 2009 Jordan Festival, Desert lights, Foresight Gallery, Amman, Jordan ::: 2008 International Biennale of Sculptors and Painters - Mediterranean 2008, Trogir Municipal Museum and Cate Dujsin-Ribar Gallery, Trogir, Croatia; Milesi Palace/Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Split, Croatia ::: 2008 Fragments, MetArt Gallery, Zadar, Croatia ::: 2007 Cultural events in the Old City of Xanti - Visual walk in the old town of Xanthi with the CA, The Xanthi Municipal Museum, Town Library, streets, squares… with ConnectingArt group, Xanthi, Greece [curated by Sarantis Gagas] ::: 2006 The New Esperanto, project Connecting People, Connecting Cultures, The United Nations building, New York, USA [curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos] ::: 2006 Red sky, Cultural Multimedia Centre Cilaos, Cilaos, Reunion, France; Red sky, 13bis art contemporanea Gallery, St. Pierre, Reunion Island, France [curated by Yvan Lacanal] ::: 2006 Dialogues, Part I: The Elements, Vlassis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece [curated by Sarantis Gagas] ::: 2006 Dialogues, Part II: Initiations, Aris Garoufalidis Cultural Centre, Ptolemaida, Greece [curated by Sarantis Gagas] ::: 2005 Incrustations – Jubilee exhibition (1700 years of Split), Milesi Palace/Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Split, Croatia ::: 2004 Gold & Silver, Public Museum, Town Guard Gallery, Zadar, Croatia ::: 2003 International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy ::: 2000 Exhibition of awarded works/Jazz Festival Split – first prize, Teatrin, GKM, Split, Croatia ::: 1998 Exhibition of awarded works/graphic design and visual communications DURH, Malinska, Krk, Croatia
PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES / PRESS (selection)
Zarez, XVII/412, Vizualna kultura, "Trenutak s okusom vječnosti", Ana Žanko, July 3, 2015, p.20
Bodrožić, Nataša, Dal-Casa Magazine, Touch of Art / Andrea Musa: The Poetry of Visual, May, 2008, Edition 35, pp.68-74
Rumora, Iva, Portret : Andrea Musa, Gloss Magazine, June 6, 2003, p. 62
Spike, John.T, Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Quarta Edizione, December 2003, 966 pgs, p. 614, 940
Ganza Čaljkušić, Herci,; Kučić, Robert, Heroine splitskog sporta : ženska strana medalje, Split, Vetus Itinera, 2013, 328 pgs, p.214-215, ISBN 978-953-57863-0-6
International Biennial of Sculptors and Painters - Mediterranean ,2008, Essay by Tonko Maroević, p.51, 88 pgs, ISBN 978-953-7412-07-4, exh. cat.
Nafas Art magazine - Universes in Universe, "Text, Texture and Textualization", Article by Stine Høxbroe, July, 2009
Feing, Jean-Claude, "Le rouge comme trait d'union" , Le Quotidien de la Reunion, Nov. 13, 2006
Ad-Dustour Newspaper, Amman, June 10, 2006
Branislav Dešković Gallery of Fine Arts, Bol, Island of Brač, "Summer exhibition cycle at the Branislav Dešković Gallery of Fine Arts in Bol on the island of Brač in 2015", ISBN: 978-953-56851-5-9, 2015, exh.cat.
Hvar heritage museum, Hvar, Island of Hvar, Andrea Musa: "Spatio-temporal lapse", Essay by Nira Burmas Domančić, 2015, exh.cat.
Vlassis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Project Dialogues, Part I: The Elements, Essay by Darja Radovič Mahečić Ph. D; Xenis Sachinis, Prof. /Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Sarantis Gagas, 2006, pp.12-13, pp 48, exh. cat.
UN Headquarters, New York, "Connecting Art : The New Esperanto", Essay by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Ph. D, 2006, p.6-7, exh. cat.
Jureško-Kero, Jadranka, Croatian Artists at the exhibition in United Nation Headquarters in New York, Croatian Chronicle,2006
Macedonia( ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ) Newspaper, Thessaloniki, October 24, 2006, p.58
Milesi Palace/Croatian Academy of Science and Art , "Inkrustacije", May 2005, Essay by Joško Belamarić, Dalibor Prančević, 60 pgs, exh. cat.
Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Andrea Musa: "Between Day and Night", Essay by Darja Radovič Mahečić Ph. D, 2007, exh. cat.
Arts Conservation Institute Gallery , Split, Andrea Musa: "Forms of light" , Essay by Igor Brešan, 2004, exh. cat.
MH Gallery , Citluk, Andrea Musa: "Forms of light" , 2004, exh. cat.
MH Gallery , Zagreb, Andrea Musa: "The sensation of colour between darkness & light " Essay by Jasna Gluić, 2003, exh. cat.
Kula Gallery, Split, Andrea Musa: "The Mysteries", Essay by Andro Filipić, 2008, exh. cat.
Turnac Gallery, Novi Vinodolski, "The Mysteries ", Narodni muzej i Grad. Gal. Turnac, 2009, exh. cat.
Public Museum, Gradska straža gallery, Zadar, "Gold & Silver", 2005, p.12-13, exh. cat.
13bis art contemporanea Gallery , Reunion, "Red Sky", 2006, exh. cat.
Štambuk, Drago, "Exhibition as a tribute to Zadar", Hrvatsko slovo, August, 2004
Zarez, V/118, Željko Jerman/Egotrip, December 4, 2003, p.43
Večernji list, Kultura, July 24, 2004, p.22
Jutarnji list, "Andreina 'Tajanstva'", October 22, 2008, p.82
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Ritam vremena i prostora", Merien Jelača, June 22, 2015, p.30
Glas Istre, Kultura, "Vidljivo i nevidljivo u vremenu i prostoru", M.Radić, No. 282, October 20, 2015, p.36
Ucović, Danijela, Osvrt na izložbu Poveznice prostora i vremena, Bilten No. 10 November/December 2015, Društvo povjesničara umjetnosti Hercegovine: http://dpumh.org/
Večernji list, Kultura, "Veličanstveno otvorenje zajedničke izložbe Andree Musa i Vladimira M.Davidenka, December 16, 2015
Dnevni list, Kultura, "O prostoru, vremenu, putovanju, trajanju i promjeni", December 15, 2015
Večernji list, Kultura, "Prostor i vrijeme - Musa i Davidenko", Oliver Cvitković, December 17, 2015
Slobodna Bosna, "Vrijeme i promjene", December 11, 2015
Oslobođenje, Kultura, "Dvoje splitskih umjetnika u Mostaru:Dualizam s poveznicom", Dragan Marijanović, December 17, 2015
Oslobođenje, Kultura, "Velika izložba Poveznice prostora i vremena", December 8, 2015
Faktor, "Izložba mladih umjetnika iz Splita", December 18, 2015
Faktor, "Izložba poveznice prostora i vremena". December 8, 2015
Dnevni list, Kultura, "Prolaznost vremena i trajnost u umjetnosti", Andrijana Copf, December 17, 2015
Dnevni list, Kultura, "Poveznice prostora i vremena", December 8, 2015
Dnevni avaz, "Poveznice splitskog dvojca Muse i Davidenka", December 17, 2015
Dani, "Izložba u Aluminiju", December 17, 2015
Makarska kronika, "Fragmenti vremena izloženi u galeriji Gojak", Andrea Topić, No. 656, July 7, 2015, p.35
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Četiri aduta", December 23, 2003, p. 24
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Andrea Musa: Između dana i noći", December 20, 2007, p.29
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Forme svjetla", May 26, 2004, p.43
Slobodna Dalmacija, Svečanost HOO-a : Dodijeljene godišnje nagrade i priznanja, Jan.20, 2004, p.52
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Andrea Musa : Bez točke B", Siniša Kekez, July 21, 2011, p. 39
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Mlade,lijepe i darovite", Igor Brešan, January 13, 2011, p. 38
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "O kolorističkom suodnosu", October 28, 2008, p.28
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura,”Za idejno rješenje plakata”, July 26, 2000
Zadarski Regional, Kultura, "Europa u straži", Drago Štambuk, Ph. D , August 4, 2004, p.13
Novi list, Kultura, August 22, 2009
Hrvatsko slovo, Tjednik za kulturu, Interview: Susret s Andreom Musa: "Umjetnost je sinergija ozbiljnosti i igre", Miroslav Pelikan, August 14, 2015, No.1060, p.8
Hrvatski Olimpijski odbor , "Dobitnici nagrade Ante Guberina i Andrea Musa", Nov. 27, 2003, (web)
Marušić, Mario, Internet Monitor – Osvrt, "Andrea Musa: Gospodarica boja", March 20, 2003 (web)
Ezadar, Kultura, "Hrvatske umjetnice u Jordanu", July 29, 2009 (web)
Artbabyart, "International Art: Connecting people, connecting cultures", Essay by James Langston , April, 2006, (web)